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Employer Application Timetables

If you are interested in any of these permanent positions after graduation you must act early. The following are just some examples of employer deadlines.

 

Employer

General Preferred Qualifications

Apply By:

Large Law Firms

Excellent academics/Law Review/Moot Court/Mock Trial

Summer/Fall of 2L year

Federal Judicial Clerkships

Excellent academics/Law Review/Moot Court/Mock Trial

Fall of 3L year

Highest State Court Judicial Clerkships

Excellent academics/Law Review/Moot Court/Mock Trial

Fall of 3L year

State Judicial Clerkships

Excellent academics/Law Review/Moot Court/Mock Trial or other relevant school or work experience

Fall of 3L year

District Attorney’s Office

Mock Trial experience, demonstrated interest in Criminal Law

Fall of 2L year for summer positions, fall of 3L year for permanent positions (note that many offices do not hire 3Ls or graduates until bar results are in)

Government Employers

Well-rounded/educational background that suits or demonstrated interest in agency or organization

Fall of 2L year for summer positions, fall of 3L year for Honors Attorney program

Public Interest

Demonstrated interest in public service

Fall and spring of 2L year for summer positions

Small Law Firms Practical skills and experience, such as participation in Law Clinic, the Externship Program, or working or volunteering for a practitioner or judge Spring of 2L year for summer positions, spring of 3L year for permanent positions (note that working during the school year part-time is a good way to get in to a small firm)